We all know that Trader Joe's is a food lovers paradise, but it isn't often associated with having plant based products. I'm no health freak, I can eat a whole bowl of pasta without batting an eye, but after watching "What the Health", I decided to make a change. There are a lot of products lurking around the shelves of TJ’s just waiting for vegans to discover them, gobble them up, and go back for more. We rounded up our favorite vegan foods to make it your shopping trip as easy as possible.
Vegan Tikki Masala
This savory meal has a wonderful, flavorful sauce and tender rice with cashews for crunch. Certainly a satisfying and less-expensive alternative to take-out.
Even before I ate mostly plant based food I would buy this Soy Chorizo and cook it for breakfast. This meat substitute is a great addition to any scramble.
Chickenless Crispy Tenders
Your chicken tender fix, satisfied. Just greasy enough to be satisfying fun food without feeling too junky, these crispy meatless tenders could fool carnivores
A tip I can give when eating meatless 'meat' is don't try to compare it to real meat. Smart dogs are quick and easy to cook up and probably my favorite meatless snack.
Chickenless Crispy Tenders
Vegans and falafels go hand in hand. These are very affordable and microwave in mere minutes. Toss into a pita with some onions and tomatoes and you have a delicious falafel on the go.
Frozen Coconut Desert
This coconut-milk based ice cream is rich, delicious, and packs clean, intense flavors. The strawberry might even be better than the chocolate, but both are more than worthy of a try.
Soy Creamy Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
Affordable dairy-free ice cream sandwiches that are out of this world? We’re sold! A layer of chocolate or vanilla ice cream sits between two delicious soft baked ice cream sandwich cookies. Tastes like childhood, with none of the dairy
Organic Acai Puree Packets
Who doesn't love Acai bowls? These packets make it easy to whip one up in your own kitchen. Add some fruit and granola and you'll be all set.
Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative
Puts Tofutti and every other cream cheese replacement to utter shame, at a fraction of the price. Makes magical vegan cream cheese frosting, too.
Too much soy can be detrimental to your health so it's good to mix it up. Rather then using Soy coffee creamer mix in this coconut based creamer. And no, it doesn't taste like coconut.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
A new product to TJ's but man am I in love. This cauliflower pizza crust is easy to make and takes about 5 minutes in the oven. Add your favorite vegan toppings and have yourself a pizza party.
Nacho Kale Chips
These are truly nacho average kale chips, pun intended. Zesty and satisfying, they’re covered with a cashew sauce, seasonings, and we’re not sure what else, but it’s wonderful. You’ll never look at kale chips the same way again.
Toasted Coconut Granola
Unlike so many coconut products, this one isn’t too sweet. Delicious as a snack or on salads or as a topper for smoothies.
Raw Almond Butter
Naturally sweet from raw almonds, this AB is an amazing deal compared to what you’ll find for a jar of raw nut butter from most health food stores. Delicious on all things, especially fruit, toast, and oatmeal.
Organic Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats
Vegan rice Krispie treats?! Hooray! At 100 calories each, these not-too-sweet-but-just-sweet-enough sweet treats are wonderful to keep on hand for a midmorning or late night snack.
What are your favorite Vegan groceries? Leave a comment down below and let us know.